Reporters Sans Frontières - Wikileaks hounded? Reporters Without Borders condemns the blocking, cyber-attacks and political pressure being directed at cablegate.wikileaks.org, the website dedicated to the US diplomatic cables.
The organization is also concerned by some of the extreme comments made by American authorities concerning WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. Earlier this week, after the publishing several hundred of the 250.000 cables it says it has in its possession, WikiLeaks had to move its site from its servers in Sweden to servers in the United States controlled by online retailer Amazon.
Amazon quickly came under pressure to stop hosting WikiLeaks from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and its chairman, Sen. 12 Theses on Wikileaks. These 0.
“What do I think of Wikileaks? I think it would be a good idea!” (after Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quip on ’Western Civilisation’) WikiLeaks, une vérité insoutenable ? 2010-12-04: NSW Supreme Court Solicitor Peter Kemp: Letter to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. By Peter Kemp, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, on 2010-12-04 Dear Prime Minister From the Sydney Morning Herald I note you made a comment of "illegal" on the matter of Mr Assange in relation to the ongoing leaks of US diplomatic cables.
Previously your colleague and Attorney General the Honourable McClelland announced an investigation of possible criminality by Mr Assange. As a lawyer and citizen I find this most disturbing, particularly so when a brief perusal of the Commonwealth Criminal Code shows that liability arises under the Espionage provisions, for example, only when it is the Commonwealth's "secrets" that are disclosed and that there must be intent to damage the Commonwealth. Likewise under Treason law, there must be an intent to assist an enemy. Augmentons nos démocraties de quelques lignes de code » Article » OWNI, Digital Journalism. Overseeing state secrecy: In defence of WikiLeaks. The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange - David Samuels - International. Getty Images Julian Assange and Pfc Bradley Manning have done a huge public service by making hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents available on Wikileaks -- and, predictably, no one is grateful.
Manning, a former army intelligence analyst in Iraq, faces up to 52 years in prison. Wikileaks et la révolte du clergé » Article » OWNI, Digital Journalism. Wetting our WikiLeaks whistle. In 2007, Time magazine's person of the year was 'you' – for "…seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game.”
In highlighting this new 'digital democracy', there was a recognition of positive and negative implications of this democratic and, seemingly, uncontrollable medium. For years, books, articles and commentators have been warning us that privacy is dead. For those of us, with small ‘l’ liberal politics, when it comes to privacy rights, it’s been an alarming debate as we’ve witnessed growing intrusions into privacy through access/identity cards, CCTV cameras and a relaxation of email and phone interception laws. Assange The Oz - Don't shoot messenger. Elizabeth Cook's artist impression of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, where he was denied bail after appearing on an extradition warrant.
Source: AP WIKILEAKS deserves protection, not threats and attacks. IN 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide's The News, wrote: "In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win. " His observation perhaps reflected his father Keith Murdoch's expose that Australian troops were being needlessly sacrificed by incompetent British commanders on the shores of Gallipoli. The British tried to shut him up but Keith Murdoch would not be silenced and his efforts led to the termination of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Why WikiLeaks’ latest document dump makes everyone in journalism — and the public — a winner. For some, WikiLeaks’ recent dump of diplomatic cables seems to make an excellent case for why traditional journalism still matters.
Others, however, suggest that the widespread condemnation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a sign of a toothless legacy media that can’t do its own work — and a triumph for new forms of journalism. The truth is, though, that everyone here is a winner — traditional media and non-traditional journalism and, most importantly, the public. The Blueprint. With every day, with every passing hour, the power of the state mobilizes against Wikileaks and Julian Assange, its titular leader.
The inner processes of statecraft have never been so completely exposed as they have been in the last week. The nation state has been revealed as some sort of long-running and unintentionally comic soap opera. She doesn’t like him; he doesn’t like them; they don’t like any of us! WikiLeaks a blueprint for things to come - Unleashed. Find More Stories WikiLeaks a blueprint for things to come Mark Pesce With every day, with every passing hour, the power of the state mobilises against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, its titular leader.
The inner processes of statecraft have never been so completely exposed as they have been in the last week.